Qualifications Summary

Amanda Pain is a freelance writer with expertise in social services, public health and international development who helps organizations bridge message and mission. She has expertise in academic and content writing, research, journalism, project management, social marketing and market research. She is passionate about creating content for organizations focused on giving back and solving world problems. Learn more about Amanda’s skills, read her portfolio and testimonials from her former employers and colleagues.

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer: Bridging Message and Mission, February 2016- Present

Project Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation December 2013- February 2016

  • Furthered mission to improve the health of world populations through managing research teams
  • Co-author on eight academic publications for The Global Burden of Disease Study

Marketing Intern, Wellpass January 2013- May 2013

  • Created social marketing materials for smoking cessation and diabetes awareness interventions
  • Conducted market research for NACCHOon use of text messages during a pandemic

Program Manager, Office of International Medicine Programs, GWU October 2008-May 2011

  • Organized medical mission trips to rural Haiti, and professional trainings for physicians all over the world
  • Designed marketing materials for programs training for foreign physicians and medical student exchange

Volunteer Experience

  • E-Marketing Manager, Association of Women in Communications Seattle, October 2017 – present
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Uzbekistan 2003-2005. Taught English, gender studies and health

Previous Experience


George Washington University August 2009 – May 2013

Master’s in Public Health (Health Communications and Social Marketing)

University of Pennsylvania August 2006 – May 2008

Master’s in Social Work

Marquette University August 1998 – May 2002

BA in Communications, Journalism major with History minor